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ABIBLOG: ABICOR BINZEL's Welding Blog

Air-cooled vs. Water-cooled MIG Guns

Posted by Dustin Gordon on Mar 3, 2017 8:48:14 AM

Let’s begin by understanding duty cycle. We all know what it is, but just for a quick refresh:  Duty cycle is a rating measurement of 10 minute increments using CO2 gas.  So, if we take a 350 amp gun as an example – that means at it’s maximum it can weld 10 minutes at 350 amps with a constant current using CO2 gas. 

Topics: MIG Torch, Welding, MIG Welding, Arc Welding, MIG Guns, MIG Welding Gun, Handheld MIG

Wire Liner Types & Best Practices

Posted by Paul Pfingston on Feb 27, 2017 1:21:46 PM

In today’s environment it is absolutely critical to minimize downtime and operate in the most efficient manner. Reasons for downtime are many and varied, particularly in the welding fabrication field. Grounding problems, gas leaks, contaminated material, machinery malfunction and worn components represent a few of the many issues confronted. In MIG welding, one of the most frustrating is wire feed problems and wire liner issues in general.

Topics: MIG Torch, Welding, Robotic Welding, MIG Welding, Arc Welding, MIG Guns, MIG Welding Gun, Welding Consumables, Consumables, Handheld MIG

The Importance of Metal Surfacing

Posted by John Esposito on Feb 10, 2017 9:51:00 AM

First off, you might want to know what the heck surfacing is?  Surfacing is the process of rebuilding and/or protecting metals by adding metal alloys or ceramics.  These materials can be applied to a metal as either a powder or a solid.  Surfacing might seem like a needless, time-consuming task when you want to just grab your gun and weld, but it has some real advantages. Surfacing a part using a metal alloy or other material can: 

Topics: MIG Torch, Welding, MIG Welding, MIG Guns, Metals, Metal Fabrication

3 Reasons to Use Fume Extraction Torches

Posted by Etienne Blouin on Jan 9, 2017 10:35:54 AM

Every welding project generates hazardous fumes and smoke that can be dangerous to welders if inhaled.  One way to improve the safety of welding torch operators is with fume extraction torches.  Our xFume™ Fume Extraction Torches offer efficient fume extraction through the torch itself.  Its unique design solutions make it the best option for welding fume extraction.  While there are multiple fume extraction options in the market, here are three things to consider when making your fume extraction torch selection.

Topics: Welding Guns, MIG Torch, Fume Torch, Xtract Fume Gun, Fume Gun, Smoke Gun, Welding, Welding Safety, fume extraction, MIG Welding, MIG Guns, MIG Welding Gun, Fume Extraction Torch, Fume System, Fume Extraction Gun

ABICOR BINZEL Announces Design Improvements to Push Pull MIG Line

Posted by James Study on Jan 3, 2017 8:55:00 AM

After running several performance tests on our Push Pull Plus MIG guns, ABICOR BINZEL is announcing the introduction of knurled drive rolls (pictured below) to the gear shaft. The knurled drive roll is intended to reduce motor shaft movement  over the life of the gear motor.

Topics: Aluminum Welding, MIG Torch, Welding, MIG Welding, MIG Guns, Push Pull

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